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SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Hello from the Singing Shearer
« on: March 16, 2010, 08:08:06 pm »
Hello everyone,

Just a quick introduction. I'm Philip, I'm a self employed sheep/goat shearer.

I also keep a couple of Kerry cows and their Belted Galloway X calves. I made all my hay by hand for them last year ( well, I did cut it with the tractor but did everything else by hand, including cutting the stack with a hayknife.)

Some of you have probably heard about me already as my sister is member MurmuringWheel. I demonstrate spinning around the country with her and other members of our family. I also want to start making spinning wheels myself.

Jackie

  • Joined Nov 2009
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 08:11:25 pm »
Welcome Philip.  ;D Its a great site with lots of friendly people and great advice.

BTW what do you sing when you shear?

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 08:12:41 pm »
Hi Philip welcome from me in Fife, it's cold here today.

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 08:15:02 pm »
Thanks both of you.

James, it was a lovely day here in Yorkshire ;D

Jackie, I don't normally sing during shearing, but I occasionally sing a few Australian shearing songs or Traditional English folk songs. Not fit for the ears of young children and ladies ;)

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 08:15:38 pm »
I did wonder about the singing part hee hee.

sandy

  • Guest
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 09:07:19 pm »
Hello :) :wave:I like singing all the time while I am cleaning.....I bet you have loads of wooly jumpers? Welcome from Clackmannan

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 09:11:05 pm »
Hello Sandy,

I usually sing while I'm feeding the cows.

As for woolly jumpers, I can't move for the things! Or sheeps fleeces for that matter, so plenty of raw material to make more.

Just had to remove this message and put it back on, my sister has been on the computer while I wasn't looking and left it on her name ::)

sandy

  • Guest
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 09:16:11 pm »
That could spell trouble ;)When I went to a craft fair I loved the hand knitted rugs, I recon they would sell well but cannot be botherd to knit any, the needles/pins looked like brush poles, would certainly make your arms ache!!!! I sing songs that are triggerd off by things I see or do and sometimes let something slip that I shouldn't  and it can be embarrasing, I suppose a bit like very controlled terretts ;)e.g. we had a guest in our B&B that reallly looked like Dr Spok from Star Trek and I kept humming the them tune and had to remember not to hum!!!!!

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2010, 09:19:13 pm »
I know the feeling. It's the ones that I sing in my head that are the worst!

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2010, 07:18:19 am »
Hello and welcome.

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2010, 07:55:02 am »
Good morning and thankyou Hilarysmum

lilac-unicorn

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2010, 08:50:12 am »
hi  and welcome from south birmingham

SingingShearer

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • South Yorkshire
    • Singing Shearer
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2010, 09:21:46 am »
Hello lilac-unicorn and thanks :)

Jackie

  • Joined Nov 2009
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2010, 07:05:04 pm »
Oh Philip you have disapointed me now.  ;) I had visions of you shearing whilst singing The hills are alive with the sound of baa lambs!  ;D :D

sandy

  • Guest
Re: Hello from the Singing Shearer
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2010, 08:25:59 pm »
I've been singing Irish drinking songs all day..love the Pouges and the Dubliners,,,shame I have no drink!!

 

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